Thursday, August 5, 2010

Roti Prata at Restoran Nasi Kandar Hassaniah, Bandar Mahkota Cheras

There are good things to celebrate about, and there are the not-so-good. On the 1st of August I officially became 'unemployed.' As in, salary = zilch. Therefore, needing to be a bit frugal I've switched my eating habits (and by extension, blogging habits) to the cheap and frugal. After all, we Malaysians know that great food doesn't need to be expensive.

But why go where everyone else has gone, right? So, without any reference to google, here's (probably) the first food blog review of Restoran Nasi Kandar Hassaniah in Bandar Mahkota Cheras!

I'm guessing by the name of the shop that they specialize in their Nasi Kandar, but based on the strength of my wallet, I go for Roti Canai/Prata instead. But first, to start off, the obligatory Teh Tarik. It's decent, and not overly sweet like the way many other mamak's prepare it.

The 'gravy' of choice is dhall, which is a sort of 'assorted bean paste.' Taste is bland, and very, very watery - a bad omen for the food to come?

Plain Roti Canai/Roti Prata. It's called Canai in Malaysia but every other country I've been to it's called Prata.

And Roti Telur which is a canai/prata with egg.

Both Roti's turn out to be quite poor. The outer layer isn't crispy, and the inner layer is rather chewy and has an excessive 'dough'-ey taste. Would not come back again.

So ~ there's plenty of great Malaysian food at bargain prices, but this shop isn't one of them. Not going to bother with a map - but if you're ever in Bandar Mahkota Cheras, avoid this place like the plague!